No sewing slipcover?

Hello, I am Elisa, from Venice (IT). I don't know well english. I have a question: can I made an original slipcover for my "solsta pallbo" (ikea) no sewing? What you think about the felt? Thank you, Elisa

Posted by elisamu 10 years ago


How to build the LHC

If you found the Instructable on operating the Large Hadron Collider a bit complex, Ian O'Neill has provided much simpler assembly and operating instructions. Thanks to Physics World for posting this where I could find it!

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago


Instructables forms a partnership with IKEA Hacker

Instructables is very pleased to announce that we've formed a partnership with IKEA Hacker. Jules, who runs IKEA Hacker, is a new member of the site, and I expect we'll see great things of her and the IKEA Hacker community.This is a great chance for Instructables users to gain even more exposure, and for IKEA Hackers everywhere to show the world how they do things. (IKEA-esque stick figure drawing encouraged, but by no means required.) Every Instructable added to the IKEA Hacks group will be syndicated to IKEA Hacker.Please extend the IKEA Hacker folks a warm welcome to the site.

Posted by jeffreyf 11 years ago


IKEA Furniture

It would be interesting to hear about peoples experiences of IKEA and the furniture they sell. I live in Spain and regularly visit and buy from the IKEA Murcia store. I was reading the reviews on a website I stumbled across the other day which made me think. The site is http://www.madaboutikea.com and they review all manner of IKEA stuff and the stores as well. What do people think?

Posted by easyflatpax 4 years ago


The Ikea Chicken Coop

Ikea has served humans so well with its affordable home furnishings, but what about the chickens? Urban chickens want some of that Scandinavian style too and who are we to hold them back? That's why Aaron Bell and wife Corinne created this new chicken coop that is largely made from four different Ikea items. Check the link below for more details. Ikea home for chicks via make

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Ikea Space Challenge

I was one of the Ikea Space Challenge winners and I have received everything except the Ikea gift card for $200.00. Am I supposed to have it or is it still coming? I received everything else. Thank you, Pat House

Posted by phouse 6 years ago


Cool IKEA Standing Desk Hacks

My coworkers and I lately have gotten into the standing desk craze but don't want to pay $600+ for a desk online. We rounded up some cool hacks from other sites using IKEA furniture parts. Check it out! http://priceonomics.com/desks/ikea/#standing-desk -Daniel

Posted by danonwire 6 years ago


Ikea Hackers -- How does one deconstruct an EXPEDIT shelf?

I have a 5x5 EXPEDIT shelving unit from IKEA. It is AMAZING. But now I need to first MOVE the shelf, and then I plan to hack it (adding LED's to each box! I'm excited!) Here' s a  link to show you what this shelving system looks like: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/series/09064/ My question to this AMAZING community is this: How the heck do I deconstruct this thing such that I can move with it? This is made of compound/particle board (I believe) and held together with little wooden nubs (sorry I have no idea what these wood nubs are called) which are hammered into pre-drilled holes. Any help is appreciated!  

Posted by gigijiji 5 years ago


hack our research project!

Are you an IKEA hacker? Do you chop up or modify things that you buy off the shelf at IKEA or Home Depot? Two Berkeley PhD students in the midst of a research project on creativity would love to talk to you. We will conduct interviews by instant message or email within the next two weeks. We are especially interested in people who live in or nearby Chicago, Illinois, Portland, Oregon, or the San Francisco Bay Area--if possible, we would love to meet with you in person at IKEA! To help us with our research, please email Jonathan at jbean@berkeley.edu. I will get back to you right away. Please forward this message on to anyone you know who might help with our research. Thanks! Jonathan

Posted by bean research 9 years ago


Looking for Materials for Custom Sized IKEA Kassett Boxes (Desk Organization)

I used to have a 7" x 10.5" x 3" cardboard storage box to put miscellaneous items from Ikea but they no longer make that size. The box looks like: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/10153238/ I have looked for alternative products but none were the same low price or the right size, other examples: http://www.snap-n-store.com/index_trading_card_storage For the materials, the cardboard is no issue, just have to find the right thickness (and maybe laminated) but there are things that I do not know where to find:  - The metallic label holder  - The metallic lining around the lid  - The short nut/bolts used for assembling it (will look at Home Depot)  - (optional) Metallic corner covers I was wondering if anyone made a similar box or would know where to get the material (or easier, buy it at less than $5 each...) Thanks!!

Posted by knightdaemon 6 years ago


how can I drill into Ikea aluminum frame to add knobs without breaking tempered glass?

Help! I need to drill into an Ikea aluminum door frame to add a knob. I don't want to break the tempered glass. Thanks

Posted by judyb52 2 years ago


Interview with IKEA on Sustainability

I knew about IKEA's cutting of costs with flat packing, but it's cool to hear them talk about dealing with several different issues of sustainability. ideas: - save on resources, save on environment - looking to use more renewable energy, even producing solar and wind energy themselves. Goal of 60% renewable by 2009 - thinking of biofuel transport - trying to get more local suppliershttp://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/02/27/ikea/index.html?source=biz

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Voting for IKEA project contest in progress....

The voting has begun.  Vote for your favorite workspace, or just vote for your favorite ibler, in either case, we need votes (those of us with only a few, but genuine friends, won't win, but at least we have made the attempt). 

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago


Make Magazine: Copyright infringement? Or just bad manners?

I just got my copy of Make magazine through the door, issue 11.I had a quick flick through, and I saw something remarkably familiar on page 141 - a spherical speaker array based on a pair of red Ikea salad bowls. Just like this Instructable, posted here over four months ago and a finalist in the laser-cutter contest. In fact, it's the same thing.Is there any mention of Instructables? Not a jot. I'm assuming that the author of the article, Michael F. Zbyyszynski, is our own mzed, but wouldn't it have been nice to mention that the make isn't a Make magazine original? That we had it first?I'm not getting at mzed here, I place the blame firmly on the editors of Make.But, without shelling out for eight back copies of Make, how many other articles in Make have been lifted directly from this site, without credit to the site?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Another IKEA server rack!

I just saw this: an industrial-strength server rack built out of a Helmer filing cabinet. This guy was using it to create Linux server cluster for 3D rendering. Pretty awesome.(I made the super-cheap, half-height one out of Corras side tables.)

Posted by nagutron 9 years ago


Be a caveman with Swedish style!

I saw this on the MAKE blog: Helmut Smit is an artist/designer. This brilliant Ikea Hack "harks back to one of humanity's basic needs: making fire." As Ikea does not sell matches or lighters, Smits has taken cues from the wartime necessity of burning furniture to keep warm, and created a fire from an Ikea rope, hanger, wine rack, egg cup, napkins, and floral embellishments. Since embedding doesn't seem to work consistently here's a direct link to the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzXOVbYUamc

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago


Wifi Ikea dioder

Hi everybody I want to find out if someone has already try a mi-light product such as this one https://www.amazon.fr/SOLMORE-Mi-Light-Contr%C3%B4leur-Efficace-Guirlande/dp/B012WJ02WW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid;=1443648405&sr;=8-3&keywords;=mi+light Cause I wonder if it can be plug with an ikea rgb dioder http://www.ikea.com/fr/fr/catalog/products/00192363/ making them very easy to use a group of them using only one remote Thanks everyone !

Posted by david.manciet 2 years ago


Will This Work: Ikea ODDA wall cabinet converted to low bookcase

I'm new to Ikea hacking (or any sort of furniture construction for that matter), and have an idea of what I want to do but am unsure if it will work. I need a low, long & shallow bookshelf and after scouring the web for ages & coming up empty-handed I decided to look for pieces I could hack . . . Et voila! I came across Ikea's ODDA wall cabinet: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10120573 I would like to stack/fasten together two of these units and add either casters or hairpin legs ... I'm thinking it will most likely be too heavy for the hairpins & I'll need a support for the middle of the unit. This is all speculation, of course, having never done this before. If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Posted by rachelnyc 7 years ago


deconstructing HEMMA light socket end

Does anyone know how to take apart the socket end of IKEA's HEMMA light "fixture". I'm sure it's easy, but so far it has me stumped. I'm trying to shorten the cord's length.

Posted by iankhammond 9 years ago


Ikea RAMVIK Coffee Table Arcade Mod

I'm in the purchasing phase to begin building a new arcade modded coffee table.  I have most everything figured out, my only issue is an idea a friend of mine expressed to me tonight and that is a "spring loaded latch" to serve as a means to, when first pushed in, release the monitor from being held in place on the table so it can be more conveniently angled towards the viewers, and when pushed in again, to latch it back into position (flush with table top). My problem is,  I have no idea what these things are called or what they look like. I'm fairly certain "spring loaded latch" is the appropriate terminology, but not completely sure as everything I'm seeing looks entirely foreign to me. I've included a terrible, terrible MS Paint version (I literally spent ~5 minutes on this) to kind of show what I'm going for. I want it flat on latch, angled at release. Spring loaded to push it forward upon release, but locking at the end point (say 35 degrees). This will be my first mod, and I absolutely HAVE to do it as my wife thought it was cool enough to allow for our living room piece. So, to reiterate, my question is: What is the name of this piece that latches/releases upon pressing? Is there one viable for something as heavy as this monitor (21.5" IPS LED Monitor)? --- Also, if anyone has any suggestions, please do share. I am a total novice but my father is a woodworking aficionado (though my intent is to keep this as exclusive to my own efforts as possible).  When I finish this piece, I will absolutely include a step-by-step instruction PDF. Thanks, Eric

Posted by bowserpunch 5 years ago


Do you have IKEA hack ideas?

Hey! I'm Jules and just wanted to let you know that there is a fun contest happening over at ikeahacker. And you don't even need to really hack it. Just want your ideas! Post your doodles / drawing for IKEA hacks (like my ugly drawing below :)) here and you can win prizes. Hope to see your ideas real soon!

Posted by ikeahacker 11 years ago


(newsletter) USB Power Strip, IKEA Hack, Macbook Upgrade...

Aug 28, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Want to teach the world to craft? Then check out theCraft Skills Contest from our friends at Lion BrandYarn, Singer, and Stitch Lounge! Share your skills to win a sewing machine, crafting books, and yarn! Instructables HQ was attacked by zombies! See all the gruesomepictures and video here, then drag your reanimated corpseover to enter ourzombie caption contest.Upcoming... Speaking of zombies... we're also putting together the biggestand best Halloween contest ever! October will be heresoon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Youcan also get a head start on our Faberge Egg Contest,where you could win a Sonos sound system and have your egg displayed in New YorkCity! Strong wall-mounted bicycle repairstand by headdead How to illustrate your Instructable by KaptinScarlet Amazon Kindle e-ink ScreenTransplant by blakebevin Faux Stained Glass by goosezilla Instructables HQ attacked! IKEA Hack-a-Lack by arne hendriks Easy Spicy - Yummy Baked Tofu by homesteadcat Build a simple Marx Generator by Plasmana Balancing Robot by vahid_you2004 Backyard Terrace by carkat Computer scroll wheel with bearings by 42ndOddity Portobello Burger with Grilled Feta by itschrys Upgrade Your Macbook Hard Drive by lamedust Top 10 Instructables tohelpget ready for class USB Controlled Power Strip by toymotorhead Gift Box from a Cereal Box by blightdesign How not to block cameras by randofo Revive an older din 5 keyboard by MasamuneX Now go make somethingawesome, and I'll see you next week! -Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Recycling Vinyl Albums as shelf cabinets

Hey guys, My good friend is a graphic designer and music lover. He has a great project for those of us with vinyl album covers with great art. If you're like me, your album covers are collecting dust and no one gets to see the art, but he put together a design that allows you to use your covers as art as part of a book shelf cabinets. He's very close to meeting the funding goal for his prototype on kickstarter -- any support from the community would be much appreciated http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/305436801/rekordit-records-are-beautiful (especially if this is something you want but think it would be too complicated to make yourself -- as is the case with me :p ) - LMNH

Posted by Look_Ma_No_Hans 6 years ago


Is Ikea the only place that recycles incandescent light bulbs as well?

CFL bulbs need to be recycled properly due to mercury content, and there are many places: Park districts, hardware stores, Ikea, etc. that recycle CFL bulbs. However, I haven't found any place that recycles incandescent bulbs, I searched online and they say, they don't contain any toxic chemicals and can be thrown in trash and not curbside recycling. However can't the glass be reused to make new bulbs? I am sure they can reuse the glass, and the filament is probably too hard to recycle but the glass could be. I know Ikea recycles incandescent bulbs as well, but why aren't there any other companies that do? Also LED bulbs, I guess dead LED bulbs can either be returned to manufacturer if it has warranty, or in electronic recycle.

Posted by ADRIANT28 1 year ago


Ikea hack with magnets

Hey guys!I just bought myself a Ikea PS laptop workstation. I thought it was heavy enough to stand on its own, turns out it isn't. I don't want to drill holes on the wall, I thought about using magnets to give balance to it.Questions are:- can I do that? I mean, magnets to hold a metal structure plus using that to hold electronics such as laptop, DS, camera, mobile etc.- in case I can, which sort of magnets should I buy? The open lid on the Ikea PS supports up to 25kg/55lb, plus 15kg/32lb from the PS itself. There will be support underneath to hold the weight (thought about using glass jars, grouping three on each side, totaling six), so the magnets will mostly add balance to the structure, and not hold its entire weight.Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read this! A good day to all.Cheers,Diogo Slov

Posted by slov 9 years ago


Need substitute hardware for Ikea tall Pax wardrobe

I was able to get the pieces for a Pax wardrobe from the "As Is" department. I figured crumbly fiberboard was worth $11 (versus $90). Now I need work-arounds for the hardware to match their rather strange assembly directions. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I can find equivalents/better replacements? Any help greatly appreciated.

Posted by wlfsdrgn 10 years ago


Forums are a great idea for fledgeling projects

THis way we don't clog up the area for completed projects with half-baked ones. Great work guys! They are simple and sexy. Did you guys buy these forums at Ikea ???

Posted by mikesty 11 years ago


Where does one find gutted electronics "shells?"

If you've ever been to IKEA, then you've probably found that the expensive electronics in the mock-up rooms (TV's, computers, etc.) aren't real, and are just plastic shells. I'd love to get my hands on a couple of laptop shells, leave them out in public, and see how long it takes for someone to try and steal one. The problem is, IKEA won't sell them to me! Does anyone else know a way to get a couple? Update: I managed to get an employee at Wal-mart to give me a fake mobile phone, but I need more.

Posted by carbon 11 years ago


Any ideas for an easy diy open top dining table/ desk ?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?  I'm looking for an easy to make open top table (like ikea's Vika Veine) for each member of my family.  If i could get 4 or 6 spaces put together, that would be GREAT!  We could use it for work and school (open) and then just close it when we are ready to eat.  I'm a novice and would love to get some instructions on building this...would it be possible to do with ikea's LACK tables...using 8 and then adding legs and some hardware?

Posted by hudsoncs 7 years ago


Instructables in the New York Times -- Romancing the Flat Pack: Ikea, Repurposed

Instructables, member mzed, and his Low-cost Spherical Speaker Array all were mentioned in Romancing the Flat Pack: Ikea, Repurposed by Penelope Green at the New York Times. ..."I think there is a movement around looking at all the products that are available -- this global stream of stuff -- and realizing you can tinker with them and rebuild them," said Michael F. Zbyszynski, 36, the assistant director of music composition and pedagogy at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley, whose own hack is a speaker array made from red plastic Ikea salad bowls, and who has made other musical objects from PVC plastic and coffee cans that "live in the zone of the hack," he said."It's all about not accepting what's presented for sale as it is," Mr. Zbyszynski said, "about not just doing a 'paint by numbers' of your life."...ReadyMade is part of a universe of D.I.Y. media and forums where Ikea hacks appear and are then found by Ms. Yap, who links her blog to them. It's a universe that includes Make magazine (more science than design-geeky, for the handmade-robot set) and Web sites like instructables.com, which was created by M.I.T. Media Lab alumni as a forum for its users to share knowledge about how to make or do practically anything, including, as a glance at the home page the other day revealed, a quick banana nut bread and "hacking a toilet for free water." Mr. Zbyszynski's speaker array, with its goofy "Lost in Space" aesthetic, first appeared there.See more news mentions of Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Cross-braces for wooden shelves

I want to make cross-braces for wooden shelves I built  using 1x4 stanchions, 1x12 shelves, threaded rod between the stanchions to hold the shelves up and the whole thing together, from an Instructables project. Ikea sells the perfect thing http://ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/87749600/  except it's too short and there's no Ikea in town; I mention it for the example it provides.  These http://www.storeroomshelves.com/storeroom_shelves_bracing/storeroom_shelves_bracing.htm look good too, and are cheap, but are 700 miles away. They don't need to be strong: I anchor the stanchions to the wall; I need them to hold the shelves up when I mantle and dismantle them.  They do need to be thin because the shelves are against the wall.

Posted by RandomTroll 3 years ago


Little girl's bedroom with Hacked-Ikea bed

My two year old outgrew her "Princess Toddler bed" and it was time to move her to a regular bed. She has gone from Cradle, to interim playpen, to crib, to fire truck toddler bed (because it was the one with the highest sides we could find when she started jumping out of her crib at 10 months), then to princess bed.. Even though the rest of our house is decorated using modern decor, I really wanted to keep the "French" theme I did when I originally setup her nursery... Because this was her 6th bed, the thought of spending $899 and up for a bed in this category (and not even made out of wood) I got discouraged and decided to buy an inexpensive IKEA bed. When I arrived at IKEA and started looking through the options, again I decided to hold off and not buy anything. As I was leaving the store, I found various items on sale. One of the items was an unfinished bed, for $30!!!! The bed was low to the ground like we needed it. The unfinished wood was not something I wanted, but for $30 I could live with it. At home depot, I purchased decorative wood applique's for the headboard and the foot board ($12 for both). On my way to the cash register I discovered that home depot sells pre-fab unfinished table legs. These legs would make perfect posts for a bed!!! I glued the appliques, screwed and glued the legs in. Then I went online and ordered Milk Paint (non-toxic, no smell, natural paint) in cream and also in white... A few days later it arrived, and I was able to paint the entire bed in about 2 hours (with re-coats). I am very happy with the results. Her room is "a work in progress, her bed is done.

Posted by SniperEve 10 years ago


Photo Upload question for Book Contest

I usually put my logo and url in nearly all my photos and shrink them down to 640 X 480.When I upload the bigger pics, should I remove the logo and url for the sake of the editors?Just wondering.It's for this instructable:IKEA lamp hack

Posted by corinna.anni.roc 10 years ago


Steam Cleaner

Dont you just love them ! My dad bought me a high Sleeper bed and as it was smaller than ,y past ikea bed Used the matress that came with it which was second hand . My whole bedroom is now infested with bed bugs thank god i have a industrial carpet cleaner and a steam cleaner

Posted by stephenniall 9 years ago


Why was my 'Ible rejected from the "Three Ingredient" contest?

Why was my "Retractable Helping Hands (My Mini Soldering Helper!)" rejected form the "Three Ingredient" contest? The whole project uses only 3 ingredients: 1. An Old IKEA Lamp 2. Mini C-Clamp 3. Epoxy Putty

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago


Cross Marketing Idea for Instructables

I was checking out the instructable for the coffee bag wallet and had a great idea. You know how grocery stores have recipe cards seeded around the store? I think  Instructables should hook up with Target stores and make recipe cards of  recycling crafts,  placed in front of the product areas. In the past I have seen Target run a recipe card campaign on their own, versus relying on product manufacturers to place the cards and i know they are a perfect fit for the demographic of both this website and their market. Imagine how many altoids tins, coffee bags they could move!!  Another idea - Ikea! - How many times are those lack tables used in projects? Tons! for Ikea, an instore "re-craft show" would be super cool! Did anyone ever see all the marketing that Gallo wines put into bottle reuse - or their booth at Makerfaire? Made me go out an buy a bottle... It's all win-win!

Posted by boarderline 7 years ago


Floppy Disk Bag, Mushroom Night Light, Giant Gummi

Floppy Disk Bag Mushroom Night Light Giant Gummi Ikea Bowl Speakers Ping Pong Ball Lights Homemade Didgeridoo 5-Minute Ice Cream Cargo Scarf String Lantern Burger Recipes How to Freeze Blueberries Domo-Kun Backpack Campfire Toasting Fork Great Mozzarella Cheese Simple Wall Illusion

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


Pro Account Getting Ads

I have a pro account but I'm still getting ads on the instructables front page. Is something wrong with my account, is something wrong with the ad, or is instructables slowly beginning to add advertising to pro accounts? The ad appeared in the spot where cool instructables and new contests are usually displayed: In any case, I'm really disappointed. First, admins censor my and cammers' comments on the ikea contest, and now this! Seriously?

Posted by Xellers 6 years ago


Motorized lazy susan?

Does anyone have any ideas for how to motorize a lazy susan? I bought two from Ikea, and would like to somehow rig it so that it will rotate slowly to display my sculptures. Preferable features: -the motor, energy source and other stuff either hidden or hideable (in a box? off to the side?) Nice-to-haves, but not necessities: -adjustable speed -rotate in either direction The top is 15" in diameter and the bottom portion is 7". The last image is my attempt to show the internal mechanism with a flashlight.

Posted by Julianna 9 years ago


Popeye Costume, Wearable Sushi Bar, Little Shop of Horrors Plant

Popeye Costume Wearable Sushi Bar Little Shop of Horrors Plant Glowing Tombstones Minotaur Costume Fairy Costumes DIY Aluminum Foundry LED Tin Can Lantern Iron Man Arc Reactor Free Tactical Pressure Switch Ikea-Style Lotus Lamp DIY Magic Mirror Make a Dragon With Kids Arm and Leg Extenders Duct Tape Top Hat Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


Need Advice about how to: Stack 2 IVARS on top of each to reach the ceiling

I like the width and depth of the smaller IKEA Ivar bookshelf.  How do I connect stack 2 on top of each other to reach the ceiling. ? I need help with the design, then I'll ask my husband to help me. I've given up Billy's because they are so unwieldy. If you can think of another system which is shallow and narrow, I'm open to other alternatives.

Posted by BarbaraK65 2 years ago


Building kitchen to Shira my daughter - part 1

My wife and i decided to build a wooden kitchen to Shira our daughter. Shira is Year and three months old, she loves to play and laugh, we saw wooden kitchen in Ikea store but we think that we can build a better one. So, this is part one of building the kitchen, designing and paint is part two. http://odedrabanitips.blogspot.com/2011/01/building-kitchen-to-shira-my-daughter.html I hope you will like it ! Oded Rabani

Posted by oded.rabani 7 years ago


shelf brackets for angled wall

I have no doubt this is simple for someone who knows, but... I was to put shelves on a wall that is slanted out from the floor.  I see Ikea has a locking bracket for shelves but I want to put in bigger shelves than that bracket supports.  How do I make a bracket for this situation?  I am also open to other suggestions.  I want the top shelves to be deeper, say 24", and taper down to narrower depths so I can utilize most of the wall. Thank you for any assistance.

Posted by HappyMe35 3 years ago


sliding bulletin board... need help

Any idea on how I can make a track to attach to a wall to have a cork board that is able to be slid up and down over a dry erase board. It would need to "lock" in order to keep it in place when slid up but then easily able to be unlocked to slide down when access to it is needed. I imagine the tracks would be something like the ones that slide drawers on Ikea desks etc... sort of like this but perhaps vertically. http://www.whiteboardsetc.com/Horizontal_Sliders.htm Horizontal ideas would help as well as a second option Thoughts?

Posted by mrshow555 7 years ago


View count not consistant

Hey guys, i have noticed a problem with view counts when you are logged into instructables and logged off. When i am logged on, my instructable * https://www.instructables.com/id/My-400-Ikea-Ramvik-Arcade-Table/ * has over 3,150 views and 14 favorites. When i am logged off, or someone else views the instructable and isnt logged in, the view count drops to 947 and only has 9 favorites. After refreshing a couple times the view count goes up to 2,144. And then if i log back in again, the view count is back to over 3,150. Whats going on here? 

Posted by hoogen 5 years ago


Water Mortar, Stylish Lamps, Sugar-Waxing...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Feb. 28, 2008 Welcome back! See who won the Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge! More contest news: March is Pets Month at Instructables, we're launching the Toss It! paper airplane speed contest today, and the Share the Love: Valentine's Day Speed Contest results have been posted here. Don't miss out! We'll be at SXSW Interactive March 7-11. Make LED Floaties with us at the PopSci party on March 9th! The Weekend Builder: Water Mortar, Stylish Lamps, Sugar-Waxing, and more cool projects! Check out these cool instructables! The SkyWalker TallBike Project Ride a 12-foot bike and see the world in a whole new way! posted by KoolKat on Feb 20, 2008 Turn an IKEA Applaro into a stylish lamp Turn "ho-hum" into "beautiful" with some artsy paper and wood stain. A nice and effective intro to IKEA-hacking. posted by corinna.anni.roc on Feb 26, 2008 Build a water mortar Build a super-soaker-like toy from PVC that can launch up to a quart of water per shot! posted by m32825 on Feb 26, 2008 Sharp low-noise photography with multiple photos This is a guide to using multiple shots and photoshop to get clean and sharp pictures. posted by ELF on Feb 21, 2008 Simple ways to circuit bend a toy Unleash the glitchy and awesome noises from within electronic toys once you get tired of their normal sounds. posted by nknouf on Feb 21, 2008 See which yarn projects won! Fuzzy logic Mood light with LEDs Enjoy a random light display with 25 LEDs creating a nice sci-fi mood for any room. posted by Pwntalive on Feb 27, 2008 Zero Point Shelf Avoid putting holes in the wall by "clamping" shelves between the ceiling and the floor. posted by mada on Feb 23, 2007 How to sugar-wax your legs Get some smoother legs with a waxing technique that originated in the Middle East. It may not be painless, but it is effective. posted by TraumaComet on Feb 19, 2008 Big lamps from IKEA lampan lamps IKEA's lampan lamps are OK on their own, but use a dozen in a spherical array and you get something magical. posted by daan on Feb 23, 2008 Circuit Building 101 A beginner's guide to building circuits that talks about the "proper" way to install components and also a little bit about soldering. posted by CuriousInventor.com on Feb 25, 2008 The Yoyos keep on spinnin'! The Anti-Yo Worldwide Video Contest will close to entries on Saturday night. Over 60 videos have been submitted from yoyoers all over the world, showcasing incredible tricks in different styles. Here are a few of our favorite videos so far. Each video is only 30 seconds long so check them out and talk to the yoyoers that made them. Remember, there are plenty more jaw-droppingly amazing videos in the Anti-Yo group! Blindfolded Yoyo Corporate Yoyo C-C-Combo! Smooth Moves Sonic Boom!   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Twitter LED table

Macetech has modified this IKEA table with a 9x9 array of RGB LEDs that are controlled by twitter. Anyone can start changing the colors by sending a tweet. Want to try it? Here's an example tweet: #ledtable 0,3,red; 1,2,green; 4,4,#FD2245; #ledtable - lets the table get the message. X,Y,color; - X and Y are coordinates from 0 to 8 and the color is what color you want it to be. You can use a name or a hex code Be sure to end each color with a semicolon. Try it out and see the results in the stream below. For more information, check out the link. Twitter table via Make Free video chat by Ustream

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Need help - making a pedant lamp

Hi, I'm new on the forum so please forgive me if I will make some mistakes..English is not my native language. I want to make a pedant lamp for myself, something like that in attached images. Maybe someone can figure this out how it is made? Need a frame or something? First I was thinking that inside is a roller but now I do not know how to go about it.. And How to tie these folds... I watch a tutorial of Ikea Kappa lamp and there was used a frame. I have a pcv and others materials so I wanna use them has anyone an idea? Thanks For your help :) :)

Posted by wiolaw 4 years ago


Thoughts for a fan for venting a homemade 3D printer enclosure?

Hello all, I'm in the early stages of building my own enclosure for my 3D printer. I'm going the route of building it using Ikea Lack tables. I'd very much like to put in a fan to vent the fumes from printing out the window via a hose. Originally, I was going to use a USB fan, but I'm starting to wonder if that will move enough air to make any difference. I was going to go with USB because I have no electrical work skills. I'm curious if any of you have thoughts, or have already come up with solutions for this. I'd be interested to hear any suggestions or advice anyone has. Thanks!

Posted by JesterPoet 1 year ago


Just picked up a strip of LEDs...need a power supply for them

I just bought these http://amzn.to/1HgdTOC by accident (One-Click buying...lol) and I figured instead of returning them and getting my money back, I could actually use them around my room. The only problem is, I'm not too sure how to actually power them. From what I understand, they require a 12V 5A power supply. Is there anything common I might have in my house that I could use to power these? If not, where can I pick one up cheap-ish and with fast shipping? Edit: forgot to mention I own a Dioder kit from IKEA, would it be possible to use the power supply from that? The label on it says 12V, but only .42A so I doubt it.

Posted by ZachI1 3 years ago